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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q. Let me just, for the record state, is NSA spying today or have you spied on American citizens? A. We do not target US persons anywhere in the world without a specific court warrant. Q. And does the NSA listen to the phone calls of American citizens? A. We do not target or listen to the telephone calls of US persons under that targeting without a specific court warrant.
John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q. Does the NSA read the e-mails of American citizens? A. Same answer, ma'am. Q. Does the NSA read the text messages of American citizens? A. Again, we do not target the content of US person communications without a specific warrant anywhere on the earth.
John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q. Has the NSA ever tracked any political enemies of the administration, whether it is a Republican administration or Democrat administration? Have either of the administrations, you said you are 100% auditable, so you would know the answer to this question. Have you ever tracked the political enemies of an administration? A. In my time at the NSA (1995-present), No ma'am.
John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q Does the government keep video data? Like Mr. Heinz just questioned. Does the government have a data base with video data in it tracking the movements of the American people? A. No, ma'am. Q. I’m sorry, the microphone is on. -- is not on. A. NSA does not hold such data.
John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q. Does the American government have a database that has the GPS location whereabouts of Americans, whether by our cell phones or other tracking device? Is there a known database? A. NSA does not hold such a database.
Keith Alexander
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, NSA
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q. Does the NSA have a database that you maintain that holds the content of American’s phone calls? Do you have recordings of all of our calls? So if we're making phone calls is there a national database that has the content of our calls? A. We're not allowed to do that, nor do we do that unless we have a court order to do that. And it would be only in specific cases, and almost always that would be an FBI lead, not ours.
Keith Alexander
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, NSA
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Q. So do we maintain a data base of all e-mails that have ever been sent by the American people? A. No. No, we do not. Q. Is there a data base of our government that maintains the text messages of all Americans? A. No, none that I know of, and none at NSA.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Bachmann: Let me ask you a question. How damaging is this to the security of the American people that this trust was violated? Alexander: I think it was irreversible and significant damage to this nation. Bachmann: Has this helped America’s enemies? Alexander: I believe it has, and I believe it will hurt us and our allies.
Michele Bachmannn
U.S. Representative, R-Minnesota
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Bachmann: National security is a real and present danger and something we have to take quite seriously. We can't deal in false narratives and a false narrative has emerged that the federal government is taking in the content of Americans' phone calls. It’s not true. It's not happening. A False narrative has emerged that the federal government is taking in the content of the American people's emails It’s not true. It’s not happening. We need to deal in facts. And the facts are real.
Michele Bachmannn
U.S. Representative, R-Minnesota
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Bachmann continued 1: The facts are these. The only people who have benefited from the revelation of classified information by someone who worked for this government who intentionally and unauthorized declassified some of the most sensitive national security information that we have, the only result is that those who are engaged in Islamic jihad will have been
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